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Water's buoyancy can be so enabling by supporting a body's weight even if limbs or other bits don't work so well. The biggest barrier to outdoor swims can sometimes be getting in and out of the water. So I wanted to highlight outdoor swims that are more accessible - firstly to try and help people looking for accessible swims to find them, secondly to encourage awareness of and support for making more of our outdoor swims accessible. Accessibility is different for different people. Some people can manage getting out of a wheelchair and dragging their butt over sand to reach the water. On the other hand I have a friend who hates to drag themselves over sand and would much rather lower themselves off steps into the water. With the help of friends it can be possible to leave prosthetics or wheelchairs on the side and be carried or assisted in hopping to the water. Things like beach wheelchairs that can cope with sand and hoists to get in and out of the water can make it a lot easier. So here is where I am starting to collect together outdoor swims that are a little easier to access. Please do get in touch if you have put accessible swims on the map and would like them added to this collection too.